Houston City Controller and Candidate for Houston Mayor Annise Parker released the following statement in honor of our country’s veterans. Parker will be available for comment throughout the day.
I am proud to take this day, along with other Americans, to honor our veterans. We owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans that can never be re-paid. Our freedoms are not free. Many Americans have paid the ultimate price for us to enjoy the freedoms, rights and privileges we have today. Today, we thank the men and women of the American armed forces – past and present – and urge all Americans to honor their service.
On a personal note, having spent much of my childhood on military bases, I have always felt the greatest respect for those very brave men and women who have served our great nation. Let us all remember to thank a veteran today and every day.